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Chicago’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Chicago Innovation

At Lake Forest College, students are exposed to an unparalleled experience with access to Chicago’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

Chicago, Illinois is a powerful thriving hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Illinois universities have been a steady and fundamental output of top entrepreneurial talent and successful ventures. Illinois universities have been responsible for creating direct economic stimulation and local job creation as the number of student and faculty ventures increase.

  • Future Founders

    We immerse youth in experiences that inspire and empower them to create their own opportunity. Join us as we empower the next generation of business.

  • Lake County Partners

    Lake County Partners is a private, non-profit corporation that is supported by investors in the private and public sectors. By leveraging our resources, we improve the local business climate and transform economic opportunities into business realities. 

  • LifeWorking CoWorking Space Lake Forest

    LifeWorking Coworking Spaces puts work-life balance in your hands with flexible remote offices, coworking, and offsite meeting space in Chicago  Lake Forest!

  • 1871

    Co-working Space, Events, Education, Programming, Incubators, Accelerators and a community of Entrepreneurs focusing on Innovation.

  • 2112

    2112 is Chicago’s first business incubator focused on the development of entrepreneurs in music, film/video and creative industry-focused technologies.

  • Blue1647